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Reference is being made to Freddie Kissoon’s September 12, 2022 column in Kaieteur News.
Freddie has a serious problem acknowledging the accomplishments of African Guyanese, while at the same spending much of his daily writings disrespecting, denigrating and disparaging African Guyanese.
Freddie claims in his invectives that he will “ask pro-democracy Guyanese… to demonstrate against Alissa being awarded the Walter Rodney Chair at UG.”
Then Freddie states it would be an embarrassment to the name of Walter Rodney and those who made ultimate sacrifices for 200 years of justice, rights and liberties in Guyana. Only Freddie knows where he pulled the 200 years from.
Freddie goes on to punt his expert opinion on the African Guyanese by stating that Dr. Trotz has not advanced the cause of freedom in Guyana. Only Freddie can explain what the cause means.
The disjointed writings of Freddie Kissoon then make mention of “Overseas Friends of the WPA” and determine that the WPA is defunct.
This irrational and baseless statement is easily countered by the unbreakable bond between the life of Walter Rodney and his everlasting cornerstone as the fulcrum of the WPA. The legacy of Walter Rodney is inseparable from the WPA.
As long as the majesty of Walter Rodney endures, so will the existence and purpose of the WPA. And Walter Rodney’s great legacy is timeless and deeply merged with the WPA.
Freddie then shifts to besmirch the revolutionary comrades of Rodney with froth, such as “WPA destroying its name” and Rodney’s comrades transforming themselves into some form that he fails to describe.
After rendering attacks on the inability of Professor Clyde Thomas to make a case that Guyana is in a nascent apartheid state, Freddie then muddles himself up with who qualifies to sit in a particular chair.
Freddie’s analogies using business management vs. a historian; and international relations vs. an anthropologist filling the chair are without merit. Clearly Freddie misses the reality that substance over form is what matters. Also, there is the polymath factor…
Freddie then posits that the applicant for the Walter Rodney chair should not be judged on his/her politics; however, he then goes on a twisted and contradictory rampage to opiniate on Dr. Trotz’s political conduct.
Freddie has exalted himself as God’s chosen anti-black critic. I borrow from German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer in describing several of Freddie’s anti-black posts as “Serving up sheer nonsense, in scrabbling together senseless and maddening webs of words.”